Congratulations to the 16 young men who made their debut into manhood on Saturday at an elegant event at Jungle Island. The young men, who were selected from schools throughout Miami Dade and Broward counties, were presented at the 2013 Men of Tomorrow Pageant. Sponsored by the Egelloc Civic and Social Club, the young men were selected for their character and scholastic ability and talent.
The honorees are: Dwayne Holloway, president; Troy A. Duffie, vice president; Isaiah Williams, second vice president; Gregory Wright, II, recorder; Travis Hall Jr., chaplain; and Justin White, assistant chaplain.
Also, Miron Frederick, Sean Malik Watts, Albert Smalls, Michael Smith Jr., Stirling McMurray, Kwame Pla, David Harris, David Cheesborough, Berrie Dailey, and Jeffrey Brown.
Mary Salary, a past president of the organization, said the boys are selected in September. The presentation takes place in April. During the months from September through April, the boys attend workshops at which community professionals lead discussions on health, careers and law enforcement.
Luncheon to honor philanthropists
The Miracle Makers Luncheon and Fashion Show will be at 11 a.m. on May 3, at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, One Lincoln Rd. The event, according to a press release, will honor South Florida's most philanthropic individuals and will include a cocktail reception, a silent auction and luncheon, to be followed by a "spectacular" fashion show. The fashions will be from Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland's Spring 2013 collection.
The honorees are: Rosy Cancela, Crystal Connor, Jaret L. Davis, Lana Desimone, Julie Grimes, Bill Jones, Liliam Lopez, Ron Magill, Alesia Mogul, Kristy Nunez, Suzie Sayfie, Susannah Shubin, and Beth Tasca. Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz, will be honored as the 2013 Miracle Maker Power Couple.
The event will be hosted by the Women's Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami along with this year's co-chairs Irene Korge, Bronwyn Miller and Migna Sanchez-Llorens. Shannon Hori, Channel 4 New anchor, will be the mistress of ceremonies.
Tickets are $175 per person and guests can purchase raffle tickets in advance for the chance to win one of four raffle items, including a weekend stay at the Ritz Carlton, South Beach; jewelry by Mary Louise Designs; a $500 gift certificate for Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland and a couple's massage at Massage Envy, Brickell or South Beach.
For reservations and tickets, call Shaunte Young at 305-644-0066, ext. 294 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register now for Boys & Girls Clubs summer programs
Registration is now open for the 2013 Summer Program at Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami Dade.
The summer programs will be at four different locations: the Hank Kline Club, 2805 SW 32nd Ave., $450 for an eight-week session, phone number is 305-446-2654; Northwest Club, 10915 NW 14th Terr., phone number, 305-758-5753, 24-week sessions (June 10-July 5, and July 8-Aug. 2, are $100 for each session; South Beach Club at Fienberg Fisher Gym, 1400 Pennsylvania Ct, phone number, 786-319-7214; eight-week session $60, and the Kendall Club, 9475 N. Kendall Dr., 305-279-3013, 24-week session, June 10-July 5, and July 8 to Aug. 2, $325 each session. .
At the summer program, youngsters are taught values such as friendship, honesty and teamwork while providing a safe and secure environment in which they can express and develop such relationships.